The chairman of Falkirk FC has described controversial comments about Rangers made by the club’s announcer as "harmless banter" that "backfired".
Falkirk boss Martin Ritchie said he hoped the position of announcer Dave McIntosh would "get back to normal" after the incident.
On Monday, Mr McIntosh was suspended pending an investigation by the First Division club over his reference to Rangers as the "Sevco Franchise" during half-time at Saturday’s game against Raith Rovers.
It was a reference to the Sevco consortium led by Charles Green that purchased "oldco" Rangers’ assets and transferred them to a new company.
Mr Ritchie confirmed that the announcer had been suspended while an investigation was carried out into the incident.
He told STV News on Thursday: "We are still looking at that just now. Our expectation is we can get everything back to normal.
"We are still looking to see what went on but it appears to be a piece of harmless banter that completely backfired."
After the incident, Falkirk apologised to Rangers for any offence caused, while a different announcer was in place on Tuesday night when they hosted the Glasgow side in the Ramsdens Cup.
Before that game, Rangers manager Ally McCoist said he had "far bigger things to worry about" than the comment made by the announcer.
Mr McIntosh is a freelance radio broadcaster who has worked as the Falkirk Stadium announcer since 2004.